Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's all about the Peeps!

Good morning! Today, as promised I have a picture of the Peeps wreath that Aidan and I made this weekend.  We got the idea from Erika Martin (check hers out HERE).  We pretty much kept the construction the same but used blue and green bunny peeps, in addition to the pink and yellow bunnies.  Aidan really loved making sure we kept the correct order of the colors. 

This was so much fun to make and it adds a fun touch to our holiday decorations. 

Enjoy and have a great day!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes

Happy Monday friends! Today I have a cute card to share with you for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge. For this weeks card I decided to use the Love Impressions DSP and show how it could be used for occasions other than valentines day. I decided to use Real Red, Blushing Bride, and Going Grey all from the DSP (love how it makes color coordination a breeze!).

The stamp set for this weeks card is Crazy for Cupcakes. The card is pretty straight forward so I'll just point out that after coloring in the cupcakes I used Crystal Effects on the cherries to make them shine along with the fabulous Red Glimmer paper (so fun!) and Real Red Taffeta Ribbon.
So sweet, I could just eat them!
Hope you enjoy and happy stamping,
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Kindergarden Easter Class Gift

Good afternoon!

I have a quick Easter project post for you. So while I’ve been thinking that Easter is so late this year and I have all this time I completely forgot that Aidan’s school is on spring break next week so they are celebrating Easter today. Now I realized this yesterday (and hadn’t even thought about what we were going to make). I ordered the new Petal Cone Die last month but had yet to use it but I liked all the different “out of the box” ideas people were coming up with for this die. Well I decided to CASE this really cute pouch made with the die that looks like a carrot (Becky Roberts was my inspiration, check out the original HERE).

After cutting out the cone with the Big Shot I ran it through again with the Lattice embossing folder. Then I used the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder for the green scalloped pieces. Tombow Mono adhesive was perfect to hold all these textured pieces together and keep them from separating. The cute bunny is from the Forest Friends stamp set and was punched out with a 1 ¼” circle punch and matted with a 1 3/8” circle and scallop circle piece. The greeting is from the Something to Celebrate hostess set and the flag was another piece cut from the same Petal Cone Die. The final touch was adhering a piece of retired Chocolate Chip 5/8” grosgrain ribbon that was tied in a not.

So cute and so easy, I was able to completely make all the gifts for Aidan’s class in a little over an hour, and Aidan loves them!

I can’t wait for the weekend to start this evening since its jammed pack. Not only do we have opening day of TBall and the neighborhood easter egg hunt (both on Saturday morning, weather permitting) but Aidan and I are making a special easter decoration involving Peep bunnies. We’ll definitely post pictures when we’re done, so look for it soon.

Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sketch Challenge - Thanks for Caring

Good evening friends!  What a great weekend.  We enjoyed getting Aidan's "big boy" room all set up which he loves and then we had beautiful weather on Sunday and a lot of fun stamping with the ladies.  My mom has made a request for some sympathy cards to add to her card stash so I thought this weeks Stamping 411 challenge design would be perfect. 

I started with a cardbase of  Baja Breeze and added a layer of Not Quite Navy that I ran through the Tulip Border Embossing folder.  A piece of the Vintage Spring DSP is along the left side.  The main image is from the Thanks for Caring stamp set and (one of my favorites from the Occasions Mini catalog) and was just inked with Stampin' Write markers directly on the rubber to provide the multi-colored image.    Along the right side of the greeting is a piece of Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon and then a double bow I created with the same ribbon.   A Very Vanilla Vintage Adornment was added to the center of the bow.  The final touch was some paper piercing in the corners on the left side of the greeting.

Now check out the sketch we were provided.  This card turned out perfect and is very calm and peaceful.

Hope you have a great week and happy stamping!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Stamp-a-Stack

Good evening!  What a great weekend.  We had a fun class Saturday morning and we got to make the perfect gifts for mother's day (I'm so excited that all four of my gifts are complete and ready to go).  We also went to the movies and went to see "Hop," what a cute and funny movie (Aidan talked about it all evening long he was so excited).  I was also able to complete all the samples for this months stamp-a-stack which will be next Sunday at 2:00 PM.  Check out the samples below, you'll love these great cards.

This is the last month to purchase any items from the Occasions Mini catolog so make sure to order any items that are on your wish list.  Also, this month you have the opportunity to purchase a new stamp set and designer paper that won't come out until July when the new Idea Book and Catalog is released so we'll be trying them out this month.

I hope you can make it on Sunday, make sure to contact me soon to reserve your spot.

Have a great week and happy stamping!

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